The Puerto Rico Ports Authority confirmed that it would upgrade the Pan American II Pier in San Juan in partnership with Royal Caribbean Cruises in supporting the deployment of the Freedom of the Seas to San Juan for the 2018 cruise season.
The project is estimated to have a value of $2.8 million.
The Freedom of the Seas will re-position to San Juan in 2018, offering seven-day Eastern Caribbean Cruises from the Pan American Pier Terminal II.
For fiscal year 2015-2016 Royal Caribbean Cruises brought a total of 574,140 passengers to Puerto Rico and is expected bring roughly 700,000 passengers by 2018.
Work includes improvements to the boarding bridge, safety checkpoints, and adding more check-in desks. In addition will be upgrades to the baggage inspection area, improvements to restrooms, and dredging near the pier, plus upgraded bollards.